I come across this: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/everton-fc/everton-fc-news/2010/12/15/vote-for-your-everton-fc-team-of-the-decade-2000-2010-100252-27824111/
My best side 00-10:
Ferguson Cahill Arteta Carsley Gravesen Pienaar Lescott Jagielka Weir(C) Watson MartynDefinitely the best side from this period in my opinion, 5 Walter Smith signings as well... interesting.
David Mathieson, Posted 17/12/2010 at 14:45:09
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1 Posted 17/12/2010 at 16:03:36
The only one I am not sure of is Gravesen, he only had a good couple of months till he went to Real Madrid; swap him for Dacourt. And Bent was our striker when we had our best season.
2 Posted 17/12/2010 at 16:25:44
3 Posted 17/12/2010 at 16:50:33
4 Posted 17/12/2010 at 17:11:56
5 Posted 17/12/2010 at 17:28:40
6 Posted 17/12/2010 at 18:07:17
7 Posted 17/12/2010 at 18:24:58
RB: Neville (c)
8 Posted 17/12/2010 at 18:22:57
Watson Gough Weir Baines
Donovan Carsley Arteta Pienaar
Howard Stubbs Fellaini Ferguson Johnson
9 Posted 17/12/2010 at 18:34:31
10 Posted 17/12/2010 at 18:56:05
11 Posted 17/12/2010 at 18:57:03
The only one to put Gough in, you know your footy my son.
12 Posted 17/12/2010 at 19:13:43
13 Posted 17/12/2010 at 19:10:23
Watson Gough Weir Baines
Donovan Fellaini Fernandes Pienaar
14 Posted 17/12/2010 at 19:14:36
15 Posted 17/12/2010 at 19:20:55
Jay @ 12, that looks the team to beat, not to sure about pace at the back mind, and I think a few weeks ago Arteta may have been included, no? I like the inclusion of Fernandes, would love to have him back, still annoys me that we didn't sign him.
16 Posted 17/12/2010 at 19:26:31
Suprising how mny went for Weir considering he turned like the ferry.
How about this?
Marco van Pembo
Certain players have been left out cos I think we owe them for scoring against the RS or booting players I hate.
17 Posted 17/12/2010 at 20:00:51
Very few of you have included Stubbs. Surely he must be paired with Jagielka?
Richard Gough left in 2001. I'm not having that.
Are you Toffee Webbers so disdainful about Tony Hibbert that you are putting Steve "utility" Watson ahead of him? For me he gets in because he has played the most games in that position in the decade and was a real steady Eddie up until a couple of seasons ago. Give the guy a break!
18 Posted 17/12/2010 at 21:00:10
Dave@10 - if only we'd had Richard Gough here when he was younger.
19 Posted 17/12/2010 at 21:17:52
20 Posted 17/12/2010 at 21:20:03
21 Posted 17/12/2010 at 21:28:32
I seem to recall he got sent off a lot while at EFC and he wasn't world class until well after he left us.
Decent player but lacked discipline.
22 Posted 17/12/2010 at 21:45:14
Discipline (World Cup Winner)
You dont say discipline when you mention Zidane ? lol
23 Posted 17/12/2010 at 21:42:09
24 Posted 17/12/2010 at 21:43:53
I choose Rooney over Campbell because Campbell's best seasons for us was in a 4-4-2. My formation was 4-5-1, and just couldn't see anyone doing better as a lone striker. Admittedly, Rooney didn't do much, but he was the most gifted.
25 Posted 17/12/2010 at 22:14:24
We'll have to agree to disagree about Rooney (I think he took the piss out of us for a few games before he left and on that basis I'm leaving him out.)
At least you didn't have Saha as lone striker (as if)!!!
26 Posted 17/12/2010 at 22:16:27
Stevens Gough Lescott Baines
Kanchelskis Cahill Limpar
27 Posted 17/12/2010 at 22:19:38
28 Posted 17/12/2010 at 22:20:52
If you know your history......
29 Posted 17/12/2010 at 22:27:05
30 Posted 17/12/2010 at 22:36:37
31 Posted 17/12/2010 at 22:36:35
32 Posted 17/12/2010 at 22:41:34
33 Posted 18/12/2010 at 01:05:07
He never played for us in that period. He was only here the 98-99 season... and he was shit.
34 Posted 18/12/2010 at 10:11:32
35 Posted 18/12/2010 at 10:53:00
Watson Yobo Lescott Baines
Arteta Fellaini Gravesen Pienaar
Funnily enough, it's at RB where I think we have been weakest over the decade, with only really Watson, Neville and Hibbert to choose from.
36 Posted 18/12/2010 at 12:27:07
37 Posted 18/12/2010 at 12:40:44
I know a lot of you will disagree with Johhny H. but I was thinking of distribution from the back. "Pie Man" was more disciplined than Fellaini as the holding midfielder. Limpar and Kanchelskis go without saying. The problem might be that we just lump it upto Big Dunc like we so often did. In fact, if we could just add a prime Andrei, Anders and Duncan to what we have now, we would probably be top 4 for sure.
I put Neville in because of those much vaunted "leadership" skills! Although with "Waggy" in there to organise, maybe I should have picked Seamus "Ramos"? Subs would be: Martyn, Hinchcliffe, Jagielka, Pienaar, Stuart, Johnson, Rooney! Nice thought this...
38 Posted 18/12/2010 at 15:25:34
God, people have short memories... Carsley, Watson and the like making people's team. Dire Carsley had once decent season mainly due to Gravesen's form, then he was crap!
39 Posted 18/12/2010 at 18:30:14
40 Posted 20/12/2010 at 03:43:45
Watson Jags Lescott Baines
Arteta Carsley Fellaini Gravesen
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